If you have diarrhea, try eating small amounts of bland food until you
feel better. This gives your bowel a rest. But you need to take frequent sips
of clear fluids like rehydration drinks to avoid dehydration. This is
especially important for children, because they can become dehydrated
Some people with giardiasis have temporary trouble digesting milk and milk products. This is called lactase deficiency. If you have this problem, avoid these foods for at least 1 month. Then slowly add them back into your daily meals as your body can handle them.
Can giardiasis be prevented?
There are some things
you can do to avoid giardiasis.
Don't drink untreated or unpurified water.
If you are camping or hiking, boil or purify water from lakes and streams
before you drink it.
When you travel in high-risk areas, drink
bottled water and avoid raw fruits and vegetables. Don't drink beverages
containing ice cubes.
Wash your hands often to prevent getting
giardiasis from an infected person. This is very important not only after you
change diapers, use the toilet, or help someone else use the toilet but also
before you prepare food.